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good morning. it's thursday, june 10th. and that does not look like a pretty start to the morning. a lot of fog out there. this is i-95 at joppa road and it also seems that everything is at a stand still there. i'm sure we're going to hear more about what is happening there from the photographic -- . we're going to hear from steve with of what is happening with the weather. >> that is not pretty. >> no, and it's going to take a while for that fog to dissipate and maybe that reduced visibility is causing problems with the traffic edge. it's going to cause delays wherever you're headed because you won't see that with visibility being reduced. give yourself extra time, i'm sure you will see same with candace this morning. that will move out of here and
the fog will dissipate in the next couple of hours. it will take a little bit of time but it will quickly dry out. and then it will be mostly sunny. 58 in salisbury, and there's the front that brought us the rain from yesterday. high pressure comes in brings us the nice sunny finish through the day. and the next frontal boundary comes in and brings us the showers for the weekend could have scattered thunderstorms for today. hot and warm this morning and weekend and a few scattered showers and thunderstorms for the weekend. now here is candace dold with a look at the traffic edge. candace. >> reporter: that fog is an added threat to the morning ride but take a look at this, it's going to be completely jammed here. it's all because of an accident on the northbound lanes of 95. it's right near joppa road and this is what we're left with, cars not even moving, at least one vehicle is overturned. so you will want to use route 40, route 7 or even bel air road as the alternate route.
as far as the southbound lanes down toward the beltway, things are looking much better and even the beltway is in the green from 95 up toward 83, 11 minutes 54 miles per hour. an 8-minute ride from 83 up toward 795. and taking it from 795 toward 95, 11 minutes there right now 55 miles per hour. that's a look at your morning travels, patrice, back over to you. 6:03 on fox 45 morning news. baltimore county police responding to an assault get much more than they bargained for. they learned the home where the incident took place belongs to a suspected cult leader. police officers got a 911 call from the home on michelle way in piekdzvillpikesville on tuesday. they found a woman inside suffering from unknown injuries. for the next 13 hours, s.w.a.t. team members surrounded the home not sure if the suspect was still inside. meanwhile investigators realized the home is owned by abraham cohen who runs a non-profit organization in wisconsin that
some believe it a cult. >> we became very suspicious. >> they also made an entrance on the far side of the house to the basement to the lower level which also was very suspicious. >> we have realized that it's a cult and that people had aliases. police eventually determined the suspect was no longer inside the home. they say cohen is not part of the investigation into the assault and is not believed to have been home at the time. the injured 18 years old woman remains hospitalized in serious but stable condition. the woman who was assaulted and the person of interest are not talking to police, but we are learning more about the organization they're being tied to. megan gilliland is live with more on how they could be connected to a religious cult in wisconsin. good morning, megan. >> reporter: good morning, patrice. this is actually the home here in pikesville are the barricade situation happened. neighbors say it's always dark here. the lights rarely kept on. the man who owns the house,
abraham cohen, known as ramabihara. he doesn't live there. he is the leader of the wisconsin based symtra based wisconsin and tec technology. it's a cult at wisconsin that they say has terrorized their community. last year the group was tied to a hit list, the list had the names of 60 people in the shawan a, wisconsin police including the mayor and police chief. our sister station in green bay found a woman whose family was involved in that group. >> i knew growing up that there was a world outside of me. i was told that that was a bad world that i should never want to participate in it. >> reporter: no arrests were ever made in connection to that threat list, but just last month, the fbi re-opened that case. patrice, back to you. megan, many people are accusing this people of being a cult, but what do the members who are a part of that group have to say about the
accusation. >> reporter: the group says it's not a cult but rather a non-profit educational organization. their attorney mark lane says there's no reason to fear them. he is actually the same attorney hired back in the '70s by jim jones the leader of the people's temple, the group that had more than 900 people commit suicide in the jungles of south america. megan gilliland. we are following developing story this morning. police say one person has been shot at a motel 6 in wood lawn. it happened at 3:00 this morning. the person's injuries are not life-threatening. they were taken to an area hospital. there's no word on a suspect or a motive at this time. 70 people a day. that is how many people in haiti were becoming amputees in the days following the massive earthquake there. joel d smith is in frederick where a company has found a way
to help those in haiti struggling after months. >> reporter: all of these prosthetics that could be stuck in a closet or stored somewhere, are going to help the people in haiti that need it so bad. we are talking about hundreds of these. the folks that are making all of this happen is physicians for peace. this out pouring, is it something that you expected? >> not at all. it's just heartwarming to think how american people respond when other people are in trouble. >> reporter: tell us about physicians for peace and what you guys do? >> we were founded 20 years ago. actually we celebrated our 20th last year and we are a humanitarian organization keeping in mind that teaching is our primary goal. we go to developing countries of the world to teach the teachers. it's better to -- rather than just come back and say we had 200 operations to say we trained 20 people and then the multiplying effect takes on from
that particular point. >> reporter: what will happen to this stuff next before it goes down there? >> it's going to be disassembled completely. we want to send first class equipment in every aspect. we don't want to give them secondhand information. >> reporter: okay. >> secondhand material rather. we will put it together for them so they can use it properly and use it quickly. >> reporter: we know they need it ba batly. this stuff is coming -- badly. this stuff is coming from this office in frederick. joel d smith fox 45 morning news. ♪ ♪ ♪ he is a teen heartthrob. >> i wait on you forever ♪ ♪ >> tighttickets to see teen sing sensation justin beesh at the bn
this morning's hometown hot spot. good morning, emily. you have a lot of company for this early in the morning. >> reporter: i know. the greek fall festival starts today and goes through sunday. i'm oakin talking talking to ch. tell me what people can expect as they come out this weekend. we're seeing dance groups going on behind us. >> we have great food, homemade food made by the mothers of our church and our fathers, too plus reasonable priced food. we know it's tough economic times out there. people examine come ou can comed bring their families and not spend a fortune. >> they will start performing at around 8:30 this evening and american idol and he is perform ago the rock of ages on broadway. it will be a lot of fun for everybody. >> reporter: free concert. >> yes, free concert and he with are free admission. you don't have to pay to get in
just have a lot of fun. >> reporter: and the free festival is here at greek orthodox church. it starts tonight. for more information on this event you can go to our website at foxbaltimore.com/morning and all of the information will be there for you. we couldn't ask for better weather today. the rain has mod out o moved ou. warm, highs will be in the mid-to upper 80s. a light breeze out there, comfortable conditions, quite a bit warmer than yesterday and nice weather all the way through until the weekend. the perfect afternoon and evening to get out of here in greek town, steve. emily i think you got greek moves in you. come on, you got to get on that line. there you go. all right. >> reporter: they got me beat, i think. >> reporter: you can get online there and join the rest of the guys. let's take a look at what is happening out there right now with regard to sky hd radar. it's look looin looking looking.
you want to give yourself extra time with regard to the reduced visibility. the shower will give way to a much nicer day today and the fog will also bring us or leave us this morning then we will see sunshine with warmer temperatures. here is what we got right now checking out the composite image as we zoom on in. we are drier now after the showers moved through across i-95 and now we're looking a bit better. down to the south a bit of activity and moving out of annapolis, we saw showers still there, but the showers move off to the southern part of the eastern shore and should be out of here soon enough. a couple of heavier showers noticed west of salisbury. it's going to take a bit longer as we get the moisture out and the dry air moves in. when it does it's going to bring us a pretty rest of the day. 69 degrees right now and we do have mostly cloudy skies for the time being. winds are calm, 87% relative humidity and barometer is steady. and the do you pint point is at 65. 69 degrees the temperature, pretty mild start this morning
at baltimore, 71 in d.c. and 70 in salisbury. the and dew points in the 60s. it's a little bit humid out there for the morning but the dry air will work in. the humidity drops and we are with a nice day today and tomorrow before the humidity picks up again and for the weekend. with that humidity we will be talking about thunderstorm chances, but look at the high pressure sitting over us today and tomorrow. it will bring us a couple of nice days to enjoy and then this low pressure center move to the north and east. it will trail the frontal boundary behind it with all of the warm moist air ahead of it, we will see a chance for thunderstorms to move through. here is what we got for today. eastern shore getting up to 68 degrees. mostly clear skies, and the central part of the state should get to 65 degrees for the high and mostly sunny skies, a west wind at 5-15. could be breezy from time to time. when you have 87 degrees, you're probably welcome the breeze. back to the west high temperature, cooler, 83 degrees but mostly clear skies as well with a northwest wind at 10-15.
tonight, 60 degrees, mainly clear skies and then as we move through the day today we will see the temperatures get to about 83 degrees by noon, and then top out at 87 around 3:00. we will drop back to 82 for the first pitch of the orioles, yankees game tonight, a much nicer night to be headed to camden yards. mostly clear skies and a warmer night. you don't have to deal with any the rainshower activity. just a little breezy as i said. 83 tomorrow and 87. we do have the chance of thunderstorms and afternoon, saturday and sunday. sunday's high, 88. and we saw a lingering shower possible and mostly clear skies on tuesday and wednesday. if u headed to the beach this weekend. looking pretty good for friday but cooler 77 and a chance of thunderstorms for saturday and sun. a high of 83 saturday and 85 on sunday. iradar is available at foxbaltimore.com. you can use fox 45 powerful doppler radar to track incoming storms. the interactive tools that we
see exactly when rain or thunderstorms will be over your house. go to foxbaltimore.com and click on iradar. and now with a look at the traffic edge, candace dold is here. >> reporter: thank you, steve. we continue to monitor the speas out there. traveling through catonsville at 54 near security boulevard. 95 that's the big trouble spot traveling through whit whitemar. it's all because of an accident on the northbound lanes just north of whitemarsh boulevard. we want to show you what the area looks like and take a look at this stretch of 95 here at joppa road. all lanes are blocked, traffic completely stopped there. not a great way to start that morning. as a result, you will want to use route 40, route 7 or even bel air road as the alternate routes. now as far as the beltway, things look much better traveling through baltimore county at harford road. here it is inner and and outer loop lanes, those cars are
zipping along and on the outer loop direction that's the deal down toward 83. on 83, we haven't had any trouble spots. let's check it out just above the beltway. you can see a beautiful picture here on both the northbound and southbound stretches down toward carl street. that's a look at the morning travels. patrice, back over to you. thank you be candace. we're paying for you to go on a staycation. it's part of fox 45 great getaways. the gaylord national resort is located on the potomac river in maryland outside of d.c. and there's something for whole family. coming up in the 8:00 hour we're giving away a prize package for a 3 night super summer stay at the resort. it's worth over $1,100. stay tuned for your chance to win. still to come an x rated high school
> the oil spill at the gulf, some questions at the capitol hill yesterday appeared to be too tough to answer, and many questions still remain. >> reporter: at a senate hearing the most obvious question of the bp oil spill emerged and the painful pause said more than the answer. has bp at any point refused to do what the government has asked. >> we have had a directive relationship with them and we have wanted them to do something. it is ordered. >> have they ever refused? >> they have not refused anything that i have ordered them to do. >> now whether -- i'm not running the operation. >> reporter: interior
secretary kent sal salazar coind the phrase. the ruptures well, coastal clean up and claims tasks which the white house completed today bp is fumbling even as the government is watching. >> bp is failing at the clean up process. >> reporter: national incident commander of the spill national allen asked bp to speed up the process. the government will wait for a response. >> this is not a competency that comes to a large oil company. there's been contractors and working claims. >> reporter: neither is plugging its own oil leak nor adequately protecting the shores from the spill. yet bp remains the central actor and tony shielded by the president, but by white house
architecture. >> why haven't the president picked up the phone and talked to the ceo. >> the ceo is elected by the board. anything the ceo wants to do haú to be approved bit board. >> reporter: the president would call hayward on the carpet when he comes to washington to %-though the president diden presicily that with bonus happy ceo's last year. still head the dow drops despite good news about the economy. the reasons behind the plunge. it's a disturbing case anyway you look at it. >> later a 12 years old girl forced into prostitution. why she was afraid to esca
business brief. an early rally on wall street lost steam on wednesday and all three major indexes ended the day in the red. the dow ended 40 points lower at 9899. the s&p and nasdaq also lost ground. ben bernanke voiced optimism of the state of the nation's economy. >> our current most likely outlook is that the economy will continue to recover at a moderate pace. >> reporter: bernanke also said that the debt crisis in europe should only have modest impact on the u.s. from the fed the much awaited beige book reading on the 12 economic districts indicates that economic activity is improving but improvement continues to be gradual. this is the first time the fed has reported growth in all 12 regions since 2007. if you're looking for work and you have a clean driving
record the driving industry may be for you. according to the management of professionals. the trucking industry will need to hire 400,000 drivers by the end of 2011. among the surge in hirings, retirement, and tougher regulations that will take many current drivers off the road and the need to replace drivers laid off during the recession. for business brief, i'm stan case. still ahead the i cap that list. what it means, why it's stirring up controversy. a 13 hour standoff in pikesville leaves a woman in serious condition this morning. i'm megan gilliland. the religious cult that might be connected to the case. as you know in the united states it's eelly t illegal to o reuse and prosthetics. they have figured out a way to
welcome pack to fox 45 morning news. you are taking a live look there at the oil spill gushing out in the gulf of mexico. many, many fixes are being tried and so far some of them are working and others not so much, but work still continues there. good morning, it's 6:30. i'm patrice harris. we need to get a check of our forecast here. meteorologist steve fertig has a look at what we can expect right. i thought it wasn't looking
as it wasn't as bad, but i think it's a different angle. >> it's still gushing out. they're saying they're capturing 15 to 16,000 gallons per day, but at the rate it was coming out over shadows that. we're looking good weather wise around here. we're looking at plenty of sunshine. we do have a little bit of fog to deal with this morning. then that fog will give way to clearing skies quickly as high pressure builds in. we are looking forward to a pretty afternoon. right now temperatures are mild. 59 degrees and we only get warmer from here. 68 in hagerstown and here is where we're headed getting up to 87 degrees for the high today. and higher than yesterday when we maxed out at 71 degrees. a lot of clear skies to enjoy. let's see what is happening on the roadways with candace dold. candace. >> reporter: thank you, steve. we're talking about big time trouble on 95 this morning and it's all because of an accident
involving at least one overturned vehicle. it's on the northbound lanes just north of whitemarsh. let's show you what the area looks like. take a look at joppa road there. not only do we have the fog looming over the area but it's a complete lousy ride there on the northbound lanes. and now to get around all of this, you will want to use route 40, bel air road or even route 7 as the alternate route. 95 looking much better on the southbound lanes traveling through baltimore. fort mchenry tunnel toward the beltway 8 minutes at 55 miles per hour and southbound 895 is a-okay toward the harbor tunnel, 9 minutes, 55 miles per hour. the same speed on the beltway with an 11-minute ride from 95 up toward 83. that's a look at the morning travels. patrice, back over to you. 6:32 fox 45 morning news. baltimore county police responding to an assault, yet it gets more than they bargained for. they learned that the home where
the incident took place belonged to a suspected cult leader. they went to a home in pikesville on tuesday night. they found a woman suffering from unknown injuries. for the next 13 hours s.w.a.t. team surrounded the home not sure if the suspect was still inside. neighbors said while all of this was surprising it explained a lot of activities going on around the house. >> we expected some kind of a finale because this has been going on for over 10 years. there's been all kinds of suspicious activity, a lot of digging. >> they also made an entrance on the far side of the house to the basement to the lower level which also was very suspicious. >> we have realized that it's a cult and people had aliases. >> reporter: police eventually determined the suspect was no longer inside the home but they do have a person of interest in custody. the injured 18 years old woman remains hospitalized in serious
but stable condition. at this point the woman who was assaulted the and person of interest neither of them are saying anything to police, but we are learning more about the organization they're being tied to. megan gilliland is live with more on why some believe they are involved in a cult. >> reporter: this the home here in pikesville where the barricade situation happened. neighbors say it's always dark there. the lights rarely kept on. the man who owns the house, is a bra haabraham cohen. he is the leader of a group that people in wisconsin say is a cult. last year the group was linked to a hit list, titled red rumor murder spelled backwards. it had the names of 60 people in the sha shawna, wisconsin inclug
the police and the mayor. >> it indicated these members wanted quote unquote these people taken care of. >> the group says it's not a cult but rather a non-profit educational organization. the group's attorney mike lane says there's no reason to fear the group. you may remember that name mark lane. he is the same attorney hired back in the '70s by jim jones the leader the people's temple. that was the religious cult that had more than 900 members commit suicide in the jungles of south america. patrice, back to you. did anything come of that threat list that they were talking about? >> the investigators had a person of interest at that time but no arrests were ever made. last night the fbi did reopen the case. megan gilliland, fox 45 morning news. a teenager and a pitbull will hit by shots fired from a police officer's gun. it happened just before 8:00 last night near fenwood avenue in east 28th street in northeast baltimore.
police say the group of officers saw the pitbull attacking a group of children. one of the officers opened fire on the animals trying to defend the kids. >> one not round either ricocheted or went through the dog and struck the juvenile on the left leg. he was coherent and responsive at the scene. >> the 14-year-old was taken to john hopkins with minor injuries. the dog was killed. anne arundel county police arrest a man accused of prostituting a young girl who went missing back in may. 42 years old durin d urwin smits facing charges of trafficking a minor. he met the 12 years old in washington d.c. he allegedly paid for her sex and then put her to work as a prostitute driving her back and forth d.c. toe atlantic city for meetings. >> it's disgusting. you don't know what is going on inside your next door neighbor's
house anymore. >> the girl said that she told smith she wanted to go home but was too scared to leave because she believed he was armed. she reported to police he kept all the money she made. smith is being held on $3 million bond. the latest local company to send aid to haiti has found a way for victims here in the united states to send aid haiti with similar needs. joel d smith is here with a look at the badly needed donations. >> reporter: the cool thing is something i didn't know. all of these old prosthetics that exist, they throw them out and people keep them in the closet and they could not be reused if they were barely used in the u.s. that is the law here but they're getting around it, because they are getting them to people who need them in haiti. we have jeff with us. jeff, how did you get in touch with haiti and did you know this stuff is out there? >> how we got in touch with is
shortly after the quake we had the 6-year-old son asked me what we were doing for -- what ability was going to do for those folks in haiti. i turned to him at the table and i said, that's a great question. with that we sort of -- we launched this limb drive. >> reporter: you guys deal with prosthetics all the time. and when you did the drive, what was your goal? did you think you would get maybe a few? >> it's funny. be careful what you wish for. when we decided we were going to do of thi this. we figured we would get internet hits requesting how to donate and maybe friends and family type of thing. the next thing we knew we were getting calls from all over the country asking us if we would pay the ups charges to bring the limbs to us. at that point we quickly realized we were all in. >> reporter: now hundreds have donated and now they're in the situation guys, where they can send this back out, patrice. such a need is there, obviously.
now those folks who need these limbs are able to get them where in the u.s. there was nowhere else for these stuff to go. such a waste that they hadn't been able to be resued. such a great cause. students a new york school say it's all in good fun but their teachers disagree. it's called the i cap that list. it puts down which students want to have sex with each other. it's written on paper or split on a computer screen and it appears on facebook. >> tell me how many times your name popped up. >> it's funny. there's only one week left of school. >> teachers want the principal to step in and ban the list for next year. still ahead, your between will than--tween will thank you. baby, baby ♪ >> your chance to win justin bieber tickets coming up after
shore and further points out to east. a little fog left over, so that is something we will have to consider as you head out this morning reduced visibility in spots but easing up as far as rain. we are looking at prettier day as we see sunshine. once the fog leaves, which will be later this morning in the next hour or so, then we're looking at the quick warm up. we're looking forward to a nice day, not just today but tomorrow, too. mostly cloudy skies being reported at this hour. winds are calm, 87% relative humidity. 29.87 steady on the barometer. and 71 in d.c. 70 in salisbury and 68 in hagerstown, a cooler 67 in oakland. and we will definitely feel a little bit more humid as you head out this morning and we will also have to deal with the fog. once we get into the latter part of the morning and the high pressure builds in then we're going to see the dew points drop meaning it feels more
comfortable to get rid of the fog. we look forward to more sun. here is the front with rain from yesterday, high pressure is going to bring us nicer day today. eventually on the bac backside f that high is going to bring warmer air here this weekend. as the next system moves our way, we are going to get disturbances move in. not an all day event but a hit and miss variety. high temperatures today for the eastern shore. 86 degrees for there and mostly clear skies. a west wind at 10-15 miles per hour. a warm breeze with temperatures climbing to 87 for the central part of the state. winds out of the west at 5-15 miles per hour. back to west cooler, 83 degrees but it's very nice with clear skies and westing northwest winds at 5-10 and 15 miles per hour. mainly clear and 53, northwest wind at 5-15. still breezy, however, as you head to camden yards if you're headed to the game, you will enjoy a nice, warm start to the day, 84 degrees for the first
pitch temperatures, 7:05 than last night. mostly clear skies as well. it will be a little breezy but that won't bother you too much the warmer temperatures. mostly sunny and we're looking at 87 and 88 for the weekend. much warmer and more humid too as we see the scattered thunderstorm chances increase. we are left over with a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm monday with a high of 87. 84 and 82 on tuesday and wednesday with mostly clear skies. headed to the beach this weekend, look, friday is pretty nice. partly cloudy skies ask cooler at 77 but nice. 83 on saturday, 85 on sunday with a chance of scattered showers or thunderstorm around for the end of the weekend. all right. fox 45 satellite weather is available at your finger tips. i-aid radairadar is available at foxbaltimore.com. the interactive tools will let you know when rain or thunderstorms will be over your house. go to foxbaltimore.com and click on iradar. now candace dold with the traffic edge.
>> reporter: thank you, steve. we do continue to monitor the speeds out there and it's getting busy pretty quickly. right now on the beltway, we're already at 46 miles per hour traveling right near security boulevard. 38 right near the route 40 exit traveling through catonsville. we do need to talk about 95. it is in the spotlight this morning. it's all because of an accident on the northbound lanes just north of whitemarsh. let's show you exactly what 95 looks like. take a look at this at joppa road. those cars are just barely inching along there on the northbound stretch. now here is the deal. a little bit farther up, two left lanes are only the ones that are squeezing by. the good news is, a vehicle is now on the tow truck. we are hoping to clear this one out. as for now, you will want to use route 40, route 7 or bel air road at at alternate route. traveling on 95 farther down it's in the clear. there's nothing to annoy you near 895, that's the same deal through the tunnels and
eventually toward the beltway. on the beltway trouble there. a crash on the fer loop lane ins at the hollins ferry road. we will continue to monitor the situation. patrice bein back over to you. ♪ ♪ baltimore has bieber fever. >> first time i met with ♪ ♪ baby ♪ baby >> tickets to see teen singing sensation justin bieber at the maryland state fair this summer go on sale on saturday at 10:00 a.m. they're available through ticketmaster. you can get your hands on them before the rest of charm city on us. just be the 10th caller right now at (410)481-4545. to win a pair of tickets to justin bieber live in concert on sunday september 5th. if you don't win it time, don't worry. we will give away tickets all morning long. stay tuned for your chance to
new this morning, police say one person has been shot at a motel 6 in wood lawn. this happened at 3:00 this morning. the person's injuries are not life-threatening. they were taken to an area hospital. there's no word on a suspect or a motive at this time. we do have a crew on the way to the scene and we will bring you the latest as it becomes available. parking meter rates have doubled in downtown baltimore. that is how much the cost to park just within the up i went s in federal hill, and mount vernon and fells point.
the increases fees are expected to bring $3 million a year and go into effect this summer. the city is hoping to raise $9 million with an energy tax on manufacturing firms. the hearing is scheduled for tonight, but one business owner who would be directly impacted has heard enough. allen owns aa signs and says the city is making it hard for companies like his to do business. good morning, allen. >> good morning, how are you? >> i'm doing well. tell me about your business and how many employees you have? >> we are a full-time manufacturing business here in hambden. we employ about 32 people, about half of which live in the city. >> if the city goes through this with 8% energy tax, how is that going to impact your business? >> it's going to negatively impact our business greatly. you're looking at the potential of losing good jobs for people that live and work in the city and we will also consider possibly moving outside of the city to a more favorable business climate. >> you actually just moved into
the city not too long ago thinking it would be a great place and wanting to even expand the business. >> we moved here from baltimore county back in 1996. it's been a great move for us. you can see our sign coming down '83 and we thought we would be here forever. we are contemplating expanding on the site and now we're rethinking that because of the proposed amendment. >> there wasn't an energy tax that had been enacted before but they said that was unfair, because you guys may use more energy than other business. what is different now that this could be put back into effect. >> it's different now because it's a really large amount that they're trying to tack on. if it was spread out evenly among businesses and residents, it would be one thing. it seems to be unfairly attacking us and even councilman -- >> let me ask you. it was either this tax or the bottle tax. do you feel frustrated the bottle industry lobbyist is able
to keep them. >> i don't know that that is dead. they were proposing that the bottle tax that it be spread to regions outside of the city. that would make it more fair. the same thing would apply to the energy tax. >> allen we appreciate you coming on this morning and we wish you and your business the best. thank you very much. coming up in 7:00 hour, if you didn't win this hour, don't worry. we do have another chance for you to win a pair of justin bieber tickets but not until we tell you to call so put the phone down for right now. next an of off-duty shoots d kills a man outside of a bar. what the police commissioner
>>an off-duty police officer fires his weapon and kills a man outside of mount vernon bar. investigators are trying to determine if the officer tshamba had been drinking prior to last saturday's attack. the deadly incident is now raising questions about off-duty officers taking their service weapons inside night clubs. talk show host and former police commissioner ed norris joins us this week for fox undercover. good morning, ed. >> good morning. >> talking about off-duty police officers having their weapons off-duty. >> off-duty is a wise move, but there's a difference between off-duty and. off-duty they need them because first of all they are police officers 24 hours a day. there's reasons for that. you want them to be armed, the problem is intoxication. >> the question to me, is when an officer becomes a police officer, and you give them that
weapon and them their responsibilities. is there guidelines where they take that gun. >> they can still use. the guidelines for weapons are really clear. you're supposed to be armed off-duty within the city. you're not supposed to be armed within a bar. it's an option, but they recommend you're not. you are never supposed to be intoxicated. >> it says never intoxicated is what you said. >> that's correct. >> and that something that is being investigated in this situation. we talked to retired officers and they say you have to use common sense. when alcohol is involved, can that even play a role. >> you play common sense before you get drunk. you are supposed to drink in moderation and never get drunk. nothing good happens at night clubs when there's a lot of alcohol involved and weapons. it's always a bad move to be out for a night of drinking and having your service weapon with you. >> do you think they will end up banning this altogether and say
police officers haven't shouldn'--shouldn't have their . >> no, i think they will look at it and execute nic scrutinize. i guarantee the changes are coming but they won't ban the service weapon. >> there will be changes but they won't ban off-duty carry. that will stay that way. >> you saw folks that were in the right situation and at the right time and were able to do something about it? >> i saw a man being beaten with a baseball when i was out on a date. i took the guy and arrested the guy with the bat. there's reasons you want people to be armed. there are problems in the city and in new york when i was there, but thankfully they are limited although they are tragic. this is one of those stories. i don't know the facts yet. >> we will see what happens with this investigation and what happens with off-duty officers. thank you, ed. you can hear ed norris on hould be.
more. how much extra you will pay to park in the city. baby baby ♪ >> don't wait to catch bieber fever. jury chancyour chance to win tio see the pop star in concert before the rest of baltimore. good morning. it's thursday, june 10th. you're taking a live look at the oil spill gushing in the gulf of mexico. we are now, i believe in day 51, 52, since this all started. good morning. i'm patrice harris. we need to get a check of our forecast and hopefully talk about something a little nicer. meteorologist testify fier tig s here and the weather is nicer. >> we are talking about nicer weather. we need to get past the fog.
we will enjoy a pretty day once we get past the fog. the temperatures are mild and it will only get mild. yesterday we climbed to 71 degrees, it's like a 3-degree difference all day long. today we are looking at the temperatures getting into the mid-to upper 80s and we're looking at a couple of showers moving off the eastern shore. it will get out of here as high pressure builds in from the north and west. that will bring us quickly clearing skies. 83 degrees by noon. a quick warm up too, and after getting to a high of 87 degrees between 3-5:00 this afternoon. all right, what about what is happening those roadways as you head out the door, here is candace dold with the traffic edge. candace. >> reporter: thank you, steve. we're talking about 95 this morning and take a look at this lengthy back up here. it's on the northbound lanes right near joppa road and it's all because of an accident in the area. now the problem is they do have a vehicle on the tow truck, but they're still trying to clear this one out. so as a result, you will want to take route 40, route 7 or even
better air road as at alternate route. there's a sluggish go. the beltway up toward 83, 14 minutes at 41 miles per hour and at 42 miles per hour with a 10 minute clip from 83 up toward 795. taking it from 795 down toward 95, 21 minutes, 30 miles per hour there. that's a look at your morning travels. patrice, back over to you. 7:03 on fox 45 morning news. baltimore county police responding to an assault get much more than they bargained for. they learned a home where the incident took place belongs to a supported cult leader. police officers got a 911 call on the home on michelle way in pikesville on tuesday night. they found a woman suffering from unknown injuries. for the next 13 hours s.w.a.t. members surrounded the home not sure if the suspect was still inside. meanwhile investigators realized the home is owned by abraham
coulcohen. he owns a non-profit organization in wisconsin that many believe is a cult. >> they made an entrance in the far house to the basement in the lower level which was suspicious. >> we realize that it's a cult and people had alias. s police determined that the suspect was no longer in the home and cohen is not a part of the investigation. it's believed that he was not even home at the time. the injured 18-year-old woman remains hospitalized in serious but stable condition. the woman who was assaulted and a person of interest neither are talking to police, but we're learning more about the organization itself. megan gilliland is live with more on of how they could be connected it to a religious cult in wisconsin. >> reporter: this is the home at pikesville where the barricade situation happened. the lights are rarely turned.
the man who owns the house is abraham cohen does not live there. he is the leader of the wisconsin based sam tra owned science and technology. it's a group that people in wisconsin say is a cult that has terrorized their community. last year they were tied to a hit list titled red rum, or murder spelled backwards. the hit list included the mayor and the police chief. they found a woman whose family was involved with this group. >> i knew growing up that there was a different world outside of me, but i was told that that was a bad world, that i should never want to participate in it. >> no arrests were ever made in connection to that threat list, but just last month, the fbi re-opened the case. patrice, back to you. megan, everybody is referring to this group as a cult, but what does the group say it is. >> the group says it's not a cult but rather a non-profit
educational organization. they're attorney mark lane says there's though reason to fear them and that name mark lane might ring the bell. he is the same attorney hired back in the '70s by jim jones the people o leader the people'e who had 900 members commit suicide in the jungles of south america. megan gilliland, fox 45 morning news. anne arundel police arrest a man who prostituted a man who went missing back in may. smith was arrested yesterday at a hotel in laurel. police say he met the 12 years old girl in washington d.c. he allegedly paid her for sex and then put her to work as a prostitute driving her back and forth to d.c. and atlanta for meetings. >> it's disgusting, because you don't know what is going on inside your next door neighbor's house anymore. >> the girl said that she told smith she wanted to go home, but
was too scared to leave because she believed he was armed. she also reported to police that he kept all the money she made. smith is now being held on $3 million bond. a hearing for the former university of virginia less lace player accused of murdering his girlfriend has been delayed. tthat preliminary hearing was pushed back to october. the 22 years old of cockeysville was found dead in her apartment in may. drivers will soon be seeing double in parking meters. if you're at fells point, inner harbor east, or mount vernon, you will pay the higher fees. it's a part of the city's plan to get nor revenue. the higher rates go into effect this summer.
70 people a day. that is how many victims in haiti were become amputees in the days following the massive earthquake there. joel d smith is live in frederick where a company has found a way for amputees here in the states to help those struggling after months in haiti. good morning, joel. >> reporter: good morning, patrice, such a great idea especially when you consider that some of these a am amputeee been storing their prosthetics in closets because there's nowhere to use them in the u.s. you work here at prosthetics. you're in that situation as well you're an amputee, where did you keep that old stuff. >> in the attic or closet or wherever i could stick them. >> reporter: did you think it was a waste. >> yes and i always asked and what i could do with them, and they said they don't know. >> reporter: it's illegal in the united states to reuse a limb. >> yes. >> reporter: you heard of this idea and you heard in haiti what happened. what did you think of it?
>> i think it's a tremendous idea. anybody who loses a limb, it's a traumatic thing and if they can get some help and get back on their feet, and function again, that is fan ta man is fantastic. >> reporter: how do you feel that they will be able to use this? >> i think it's great that they will be able to use something i had to make someone else moveable. >> reporter: there was 70 a day is the stat that people were losing their limbs and now some of them will get that mobility back. they're going to breakdown these components to make sure that they're workable and send them off very soon and keep collecting and do it again. we're live at frederick for ad very good cause, i'm joel d smith, fox 45 morning news. a baby born in west virginia is given the name 2 face for a very good reason. the animal was born with two faces complete with four eyes ask two noses.
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festive. meteorologist emily gracie is live with details for the hometown hot spot. >> reporter: good morning, patrice. the food smells excellent out here. i'm talking to maria and tell me about some of the food. this looks absolutey amazing. >> in the first place we have our greek version of lasagna. it's a pasta dish. it's meat sauce and cheese and cream sauce on the top. we have an eggplant dish called mosoka. this is our soblaki. it's traditional pork or lamb on a stick. we serve it with pita bread, yogurt sauce. this is the traditional greek village salad, with tomatoes, olive, cucumbers and peppers. >> and the grape leaves that are stuffed with a rice mixture and herbs and just delicious.
in this platter we have the traditional grilled octopus. this is an island favorite. we grill it on charcoal and the chicken version of pork on a stick. and we have pies which are wrapped in a philo pastry. >> you got to get out of here. the greek folk festive at st. nicholas greek orthodox church. it goes through sunday ask it looks like great weather for it as well. for this afternoon, temperatures are going to warm up nicely. we are warming up well here. we will get into the mid-to upper 80s this afternoon with a light breeze out there. a perfect evening to come out for the start of the agreeing folk festival. i'm guessing all of that rain has moved on the radar; is that correct, steve. >> reporter: pretty much, gracie. even the fog is giving way to
all of the sunshine. you look good in the sunshine. plenty of sunshine in did for this afternoon as the fog leaves. here is the last part of rain leaving off the northeastern shore as emily was. pretty much out of here and it is. we are getting rid of the fog and it's pretty much gone throughout the area. we're looking forward to a lot of sun on the way. this is a thin veil of clouds along the inner harbor. 70 degrees the temperature right now, southwest wind at 3 miles per hour. and the barometer holding steady and the dew point is at 65. temperatures 70 degrees in baltimore. 71 in d.c. and the 72 readings in salisbury. the rain is moving out of here, high pressure moves in for today and tomorrow, a couple of nice days coming your way with warmer temperatures. then you get the warmer temperature with the south side of the high. in comes the frontal boundary
and with it comes thunderstorms for the weekend with temperatures climbing well into the 80s then. today 86 degrees for the high. a west wind at 10-15 miles per hour. the central part of the state, should climb to 78 degrees. definitely on the warm side if not hot with a west wind at 5-15 miles per hour. the dew point has dropped so the comfort level will still be there for you without the humidity factor in today. 80 degrees for the western part of maryland and throughout the state, a nice warm breeze today. 60 for the overnight low, northwest winds at 5-15. mainly clear skies and 87 today. mostly clear, a couple of nice days. the heat and humidity returns for saturday and sunday and with it a chance of thunderstorms. 87 for the high on saturday, 88 on sunday, and 87 with just a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm on monday. and then 84 degrees bhien the be next front. we cool down just a tad. for a look at what is happening on the roadways this morning, candace dold is here with the track edge. candace. >> reporter: thank you,
steve. we are talking about the new trouble on 95 this morning. it's all because of an accident now on the southbound lanes. it's right near route 216. we want to show you what the area looks like scooting through there. we can already see the congestion. it's starting to build on the southbound lanes. we will continue to keep you up-to-date on this. you can avoid all of the activity by using 29 or even 295 as the alternate route. 95 does ease up thankfully moving through the howard county region near route 100 all the way toward 95 and the beltway and traveling through baltimore. no incidents to report all the way up toward the fort mchenry tunnel. there's however, trouble farther up in baltimore county. it's a crash on the northbound lanes that is right north of whitemarsh. we have been dealing with a lengthy delay near joppa road so let's check it out moving at whitemarsh boulevard. now no delays to report here so things are finally starting to ease up. northbound lanes and even the southbound lanes are looking
good as well. that's a look at your morning travels. patrice, back over to you. is your dad baltimore's best dad? just in time for father's day tell news 100 words or less why your dad is the greatest. he could win 4 tickets to anywhere southwest flies. four passes to king dominion and a cobra golf set. just send the entry to 2,000 west 41st street, baltimore, 21211. or go to fo
new this morning, police say one person has been shot at a motel 6 at wood lawn. it happened at 3:00 this morning. the person's injuries were not life-threatening. they were taken to an area hospital. there's no word on a suspect on a motive at this time. a plan that would change police and firefighter pensions will go before the city council today. under the proposal the number of years the police and firefighters must wo work before becoming eligible for a pension will go up. they will have to contribute 4% more for the pension. those who already have benefits
won't be affected. yesterday the board public works approved the purchase of more than 1,000 slot machines for the state's first casino which will be located in cecil county. the deal passed by a vote of 2-1. a new report out on baltimore city schools praises the district for hiring new teachers with strong academic back grounds. problem is not enough is being done to keep those teachers in the classroom and because of that students could be affected. emily cohen with the national cahcouncil is here with ideas to fix the problem. >> it was your organization and the aclu that did this report. you found great things about city schools. what was the positive you found. >> baltimore salaries start out very strong so na is a good thing. baltimore is able to attract teachers from good schools. >> where do we start going
downhill? >> sometime areas are baltimore does not keep pace with its salaries. so teachers can go to another school district and have a higher lifetime earning so that is one area. >> so we're losing teachers there. >> teacher tenure another issue. >> teachers are tenured almost automatically. it could be a much more meaningful experience. teachers are tenured in two years. pretty much all teachers earn tenure. >> there's a lot of recommendation to improve the situation so we can keep some of the teachers. tell me about sometime recommendations. >> restructure teacher pay. the way that teachers earn higher rates rather than make it solely based on how many years experience in the classroom or whether they have a master's degree or not, but make it actually look at their effectiveness and how students are performing. >> now the city has been involved or know about the report. are they receptive to some of these recommendations, you think? will there be an out to all of
this? >> we think of the city has been involved and been cooperative in doing this study. it's up to the community and the school district to take the recommendations and run with them. >> you all have talked to the teachers and the parents and to talk to students to get all of these recommendations. are the students saying, we want more done on our behalf. >> the think the students are ready for change, the parent are ready for change and the teachers themselves are ready for change. >> thank you for coming. a former marine dies after being shot by an off-duty police officer. how a department policy could be changed in the wake of shooting. but next, approving a second round of tax increases. we take a closer look at the [ male announcer ] thinking about your florida beach vacation
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today they go back to the table to approve about 20 million more. are citizens getting hammers or do tough times call for tough measures. good morning. >> good morning, patrice. >> we got 20 million in increases already and it's spread over different ways. the income tax, the parking rate, video poker, was that a good way to spread the burden out? >> well, you know, it's one of these things that in a tough economy anytime you're going to raise taxes somebody is going to be affected adversely and negatively and it's going to put a drag on that part of the economy. what is interesting is there's a growing trend especially in california where we have business women that manage budgets that have been able to, you know, make sure that the bottom line at end of the day. that is what we're finding people going into politics, i think we need more business people that can manage budgets instead of politians. >> absolutely. let me ask you about one of other taxes specifically.
it seems that people are jumping through hoops to avoid the bottle tax. what do you make of that? >> the bottle tax to me is not going to be as hurtful as say the proposed energy tax on industrial buildings. that i think would hurt businesses. a bottle tax is $0.4 or whatever it is. >> yeah. >> so people are not going to see as much a problem with that, it's not going to hurt them as much as say an energy tax would hurt business. >> why is that what is being avoided and now we're looking at an energy tax. >> it's a popular type of thing. they want to tax big business and look out for the small guy. >> everybody buys bottles and sodas and things of that nature, and not everybody parks downtown and maybe not everybody would be affected bit energy tax. but when everybody is affected by a tax and they put a lost money to lobby, that is why they killed it? >> thank you, patrice, we will talk to you next week.
it's going to be sunny. in fact, it's becoming sunnier as we speak. take a look in fact in terps of what we have on the sky hd radar. we're drying out now. and we had reports of mostly cloudy skies according to the what the national weather service has told us. it's a thin veil of clouds and the sun is shining.
it will be a sunny day. the showers still falling in the northern part of the eastern shore, as you can see moving out of the state right now. we're looking forward to a pretty day with temperatures that will be climbing a whole lot more yesterday. that is where we got yesterday to for the high temperature. 70 degrees in baltimore, and 68 in hagerstown. we're going to see the temperature climb nicely today, about 87 degrees and the humidity values will drop a little bit, too. it will be rather comfortable even though it will be breezy at times. let's see what is happening on the roadways with candace dold who is here with the track edge. candace. >> reporter: stu thank you, steve. it's an accident at 216. here it is at 216. we have a fair share of volume. so far no significant delays. on 95 farther up, it's actually not a bad ride. the southbound lanes from the beltway down toward route 32, just increasing with the volume, 12 minutes at 54 miles per hour. a different story on the beltway
from the 795 down toward 95, 18 minutes, 34 miles per hour. at 40 miles per hour with an 11 minute clip from 83 up toward 795. that's a look at your morning travels, patrice, back over to you. 7:32 now on fox 45 morning news. baltimore county police responding to an assault get much more than they bargained for. they learned the home where the incident took place belongs to a suspected cult leader. polices got a 911 call on tuesday night. they found a woman inside suffering from an not known injuries. for the next 1 13 13 hours the s.w.a.t. team surrounded the home. while it was surprising it explained a lot of activity going on in the house. >> we were expecting some kind of a finale because this has been going on for over 10 years
and there's been all kinds of suspicious activity, a lot of digging. >> they also made an entrance on the far side of the house to the basement to the lower level which also was very suspicious. >> we have realized that it's a cult and people had aliases. police eventually determined that the suspect was no longer inside the home, but they do have a person of interest now in custody. the injured 18-year-old woman remains hospitalized in serious but stable condition. now at this point the woman who was assaulted and the person of interest neither are saying anything to police. but we are learning more about the organization they're being tied to. megan gilliland is live with more on why some believe they're involved in a cult. good morning, megan. >> reporter: good morning, patrice. this is actually the home in pikesville where that barricade situation happened. neighbors say it is always dark here. the lights very rarely kept on. the man who owns the house abraham cohen known as rama
bihara doesn't live here but is the leader of the is wisconsin based science and technology. it's a group people in wisconsin say is a cult. last year that group was linked to a hit list titled red rumor murder spelled backwards. the list was given to the fbi by an informant. it had people including the mayor and the police chief. >> this individual provided a hit list that indicated these members wanted to quote unquote these people taken care of. >> reporter: the group says it's not a cult but rather a non-profit educational organizations. the group's attorney mark lane says there's no reason to fear the group. you may remember that name, mark lane, he is the same attorney hired back in the '70s by jim jones the leader of the people's temple that had more than 900
members commit suicide in the jungles of south america. whatever happened with the threat list? did they arrest anybody or file any charges for making that list? >> they had a person of interest but no arrests were ever made. just last month the fbi re-opened that case. megan gilliland. fox 45 morning news. baltimore city police officers are required to carry their gan guns at tall times tht policy could change. police commissioner frank bealefeld says that the policy is under review at the light of a new case. tshamba killed a marine on saturday. the two men got into an altercation outside of a nightclub. >> i want to be thoughtful. i want to make sure that we're deliberate in what changes we cocontemplate or make.
>> this marks the 3rd time that officer tshamba has been involved in a shooting. officer tommy sanders shot and killed 27 years old edward hunt in january of 2008. sanders told jurors that hunt resisted arrest and ran and seemed to be reaching and that is why he shot him in the back. the defense request that the case be thrown out was denied. officials in the archdiocese in baltimore will try to keep education going. they are forced the archdiocese to close several area schools. for over a year a committee selected by archbishop edward o'brien has been working to come up with ideas to make sure that more schools will not have to shut their doors. the group will ch up with recommendations in a meeting later this morning. the latest company to send aid to haiti has found a way for victims here in the united states to help those in haiti
with similar needs. joel d smith is live with more on these unique and badly needed donation. good morning, joel. >> reporter: good morning, patrice. good morning, everyone. we're all trying to help haiti. but those who are amputees in the united states can help haiti and have a hue unique way to help. you guys have found this way that people who have these extra things are able to send them to folks who need them now. >> we're basically the vehicle. we have announced this limb drive over the last four months and we have received over 100 limbs in and what your job is to disassemble these limbs and we will move them on to physicians for peace where they will continue to be broken down and inventoried and then these limbs will be on their way by 11:00 on their way to haiti. >> reporter: that is great. and when you look at all of these, why can't these be donated to other people in the u.s. because we know there's need for poor folks here as
well. >> they're medical devices so they're a 1 time use type of devices. there's regulations against using these again. so we basically put the word out to various clients and non-clients that could use as a pipeline. >> reporter: we walked to a woman, mary in her life she has gone through 10 or 12 of these. they end up piling up in her home or thrown away. that is a great opportunity for them to get them back out there. it must be gratifying to know that these are going to be back on people again. >> it's incredibly rewarding. when you're able to fit a prosthetic limb and give someone their mobility and something like that happens in another country and you are able to be the catalyst to get these down there it's incredibly meaningful and worthwhile. >> reporter: it's a great cause to use this stuff that you see generally put away or thrown away. >> is this a one time thing for this organization or is anything
gob an ongoing effort since so many people in haiti need them. >> reporter: jeff, when you consider how many people still need this. you have done a couple of hundred now. will you keep trying to get more of these in? >> we will continue. it's sort of a pet peeve of mine is when something is hot like that in january and happens, it sort of is easy to move on and go to the next thing. so we have made a commitment to say, look, as long as people will send limbs to ability, we will get them to physicians for peace and on to haiti. >> reporter: they're getting calls from all over not just the country but the world. someone called from australia and said i got limbs, let's get them to people who need them. >> that's a great story. thank you, joel. you probably already know that having kids can be expensive. but do you know how many raising a child can cost? a new study by the department of agriculture found that bringing a child up to the age of 18 can cost nearly, get ready,
$476,000. now that, is for parents who were a part of the highest income group. for middle-class families, the numbers hover nearly $286,000 and get this. those figures do not include the cost of sending a child to college. imagine if you 2, or 3, or 4 kids. i hope candace is listening to this. ♪ ♪ ♪ baltimore has bieber fever. >> my first love ♪ ♪ for first time ♪ i was baby ♪ baby ♪ it's all right >> tickets to see teen singing sensation justin bieber go on sale saturday at 10:00 a.m. they are available through ticketmaster. you can get your hands on them before the rest of charm city on us. just be the 10th caller right now, finally your chance to call in.
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7:44 on the thursday morning. as we get closer to the weekend, things are shaping up nicely. yesterday's rain is out of here and all we were left here is a little bit of fog but now clearing skies and enjoying a little sunshine on the way. the southern most part the eastern shore and things are shaping up nicely. 70 degrees right now, a thin veil of clouds, maybe so it looks like mostly cloudy skies on our map, on our graphic here, but really seeing a lot of sunshining through. we will see plenty of sun through the day. we will get rid the clouds. southwest wind at 3 miles per hour. 84% relative humidity and 70 degrees is the temperature right now in baltimore. 71 in d.c. which is where we ended for the high temperatures. 78 in hagerstown. oakland at 59 but don't worry, you will warm up into the 80s
before we're done. there goes the low pressure center that brought us yesterday. the cold front moves out of here and high pressure moves in. the high pressure brings us the sunny skies and the warmer temperatures because on the backside of that high with the flow around it in a clockwise fashion we get a more southerly flow that brings us more heat. it brings us more humidity for the weekend. ahead of this next system and that system will bring us a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms as we get some disturbances rolling through. here is what you can expect if you're in the eastern shore today. it looks like a nice one there. 86 degrees with mostly clear skies, a 10-15-mile-an-hour wind which would be a bit breezy, but with the 86 temperature, that would be welcomed, i'm sure. 86 degrees for the high. mostly clear skies also with a wind that will be breezy at times. 5-15-mile per hour here. back to the west a high temperature here of 83 degrees, mostly sunny. tonight mainly clear, an overnight low of 60 degrees with a northwest wind at 5-15. 78 degrees for the high today.
83 tomorrow, both nice days with plenty of sunshine. scattered showers and thunderstorms saturday and sunday and 87 on monday, a left over shower, 84 and 82 for your tuesday and wednesday and by the way, heading to the beach, nice tomorrow with 77 degrees, cooler but the scattered thunderstorm chance are there for the weekend. 83 and 85 for the saturday and sunday. now for a look at what is happening on the roadways, candace dold is here with the track edge, candace. >> reporter: thank you, steve. we are talking about the numbers as far as the speeds are concerned out there and well, we need to talk about the parts of the belt ways right now. we're at 33 miles per hour traveling near security boulevard, at 47 miles per hour traveling on the jfx. and now let's talk about 95, though. we did just clear an accident on the northbound lanes. it was north of whitemarsh. it provided us with a pretty hectic ride throughout the morning. things are finally starting to ease up, though checking it out at whitemarsh boulevard. you can see there's no delays on
the northbound very much. that's not the concern anymore and just our fair share of volume on the southbound lanes from the whitemarsh region approaching the get way. beltwa. as for 95, traveling at baltimore, let's check it out at fort mchenry for you. no incidents and the cars zipping along on the southbound lanes, the same deal on the northbound stretch. there's nothing to get in your way on southbound 95 traveling toward the beltway. as far as the beltway is concerned at frederick road it's showing you that area, the outer loop lanes and the inner loop, we have definitely seen a lot of cars continue to filter in. that is the case there in both directions. that's a look at your honor morning travel, patrice, back over to you. thank you, candace. we're paying for you to go on a staycation. it's part of fox 45 great getaways. the gaylord national resort is located on the potomac river in maryland outside of d.c. and there's something there for the whole family. coming up in the 8:00 hour we
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to avoid the brain drain. >> good morning, patrice. >> kids don't want to hear this, but how much information can you lose over the summer if you don't do anything? >> they can lose 25 to 40% of what they have learned. >> that's a lot. >> anybody who cares about kids knows that summer is a time for slowing down. it's not a time for shutting down. we want our kids to keep their brains going on. >> you don't want to overload them with work. what is the balance? >> you know the best teachers and the parents who enjoy learning most know that kids can have fun while they're learning. if you exercise the front they don't have to know that they're learning. >> you have a couple of tips of goindoing that. >> kids love to learn math, they don't have to know that they're learning math. take them to the grocery store. if they're sitting in their cart and have them count with you the number of articles that you're putting in the cart. if you take some out, have them
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reading. teachers aren't the only ones who can give assignments. give him assignment. make it 10 minutes a day, 15 minutes a day. in fact, the two of you should workout a time. you come up with with him the times that you think would be the most important and beneficial for him to read. maybe 15 minutes in the morning, 15 minutes in the afternoon or before he goes to bed. >> i think we're out of time. hopefully you got good information out of that. if you want more information, there's easy ways. you have a couple of webs sites. go to my website dr. rick.com. and the company i work for sylvan learning and sylvan learning.com. that will give you all kinds of tips. >> do we have time for facebook questions. >> is there any websites to go to printout work for them to do on over the summer or do on the computer. >> book adventure.com. go to book adventure.
it will quiz you about your kids reading habits, what the kid likes to read. the kid gets to put in what you want to read. the computer will give him books, and give him prizes and quizzes if he gets all the right answers. >> see learning can be fun. >> it doesn't have to be work. >> always fun when you come in. >> it's a pleasure. >> comincoming up at our 8:00 h, up to the challenge of table tennis? >> you got to come up here. >> it doesn't look like i am. find out if i could master the right combination of speed and hand-eye coordination. i'm joel d smith live in the frederick prosthetic office where they're collecting old limbs to send away to a foreign country, haiti to be exact. ♪
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good morning. it's thursday, june 10th. i'm patrice harris. good morning, i'm megan gilliland. we're getting close to the weekend, when you said thursday, i forgot. >> i was thinking it's friday. it was a let down for me. we're close. >> we have a lost things to give away that are going to make people happy out there. we have for the great get away, the gaylord resort. >> it's a 3 night super summerfest at the resort. stay with us and stay tuned for a chance to win that and it looks like a lot of fun. i want to go there? >> it's beautifulling, it really is down there. we have been giving away these justin bieber tickets crazy, crazy. a lost fans that really want to go. >> we can't get people off the phones for that. >> very interesting. >> bieber fever. >> meteorologist steve fertig has bieber fever.
i can't believe how popular he is. i do now and leave it to bieber to light up the phone lines. he is popular, take a look. we got clear skies and things are looking a whole lot better. as we move through the day, we are going to see temperatures that are going to warm up quite a bit. 75 in salisbury and 71 in hagerstown. it's already warmer than it was yesterday when we got to the warmest point in time yesterday. we are looking better with clear sciegz. we dskies. we had fog earlier, a couple nice days before the next system comes our way and brings us scattered thunderstorms throughout the weekend. hot and humid this weekend when we could get a couple of scattered showers or thunderstorms around. let's see what is happening on the roadways with candace dold. she has the traffic edge. candace. >> reporter: thank you, steve. we are checking out that beltway right now on the west side and so far no significant delays here. it is going to be a bit sluggish though from 795 all wait down
toward 95 just on average. right now we're wil looking at a ride that is in the yellow. we will call it. in the other parts of the main line not looking at that. 95 is going to be in the green in fact from the fort mchenry tunnel toward beltway. 54 miles per hour with a 9-minute ride on southbound 895 from the harbor tunnel toward 895. that's a look at the morning travels, patrice and megan, back to you. 8:04 on fox 45 morning news. baltimore police responding to an assault get much more than they bargained for. they learned that the home where the incident took place, belonged to a suspectedded cult leaderment they got a call from a home at michelle way. they found a woman inside suffering from unknown injuries. for the next 13 hours s.w.a.t. team members surrounded the home there not sure if the suspect was still inside. meanwhile the investigators
learned that the home is run by a cohen who runs a non-profit organization in wisconsin that some believe it a cult. >> we became very suspicious. >> they also made an entrance on the far side of the house to the basement to the lower level which also was very suspicious. >> we have realized that it's a cult and that people had aliases. police evenly determined the suspect was no longer inside the home. as for cohen, he is not a part of the investigation into this assault and was not believed to have been home at the time. the injured 18 years old woman remains hospitalized in serious but stable condition. >> know neither thnow neither ts assault red or the perso nor ths arrested is talking to the police. >> he is the leader of the sam tra based group of science and
technology, a group that some say is a cult. our sister station found a woman whose family was involved in the group. >> i learned growing up that there was a world. i was told that was a bad world and that i should never want to participate in it. >> the group says it's not a cult but rather a non-profit educational organization. 70 people a day. that is how many people victims in haiti were becoming amputees in the days following the massive earthquake there. joel d smith is live in frederick where a company has found a way of a to help the ams still struggling months after the earthquake. >> reporter: the ability here in frederick is to help people connect with each other. a lot of these limbs are just around people's homes. what have they been able to do with them all of this time? >> they have been sitting in closets as back up legs and
things that people forget about overtime, years past. and with this getting this word out, they think, i got a leg, just had a lady a couple of days ago that was a patient and walking in a brand new leg. i have a leg in the closet. >> reporter: this is coming from all over the country. people are getting interested in this. you are working with people who didn't have mobility and now they have it. can you explain what that is going to be like for people in haiti. >> life changes. as you can imagine, having to sit in a wheelchair as opposed to be being able to walk around. that is the emotion. that is why we do what we do. just to be table to restore that person's life back is wonderful. >> reporter: the out pouring has been great because people all over the country have been contacting them and sending them stuff. a few hundred different limbs that will be sent to haiti. they will break them out and make sure they're ready and send
them off today. a kitten born in west virginia is given the name 2 face for a very reason o. the animal was born with two faces, complete with four eyes and two noses. veterinarians say most animals born with a medical condition don't survive but 2 face's owners are hoping that he will beat the odds. ♪ he is a teen heartthrob. >> i wait you on you forever ♪ ♪ your world is my world >> tickets to see teen singing sensation justin bieber at the maryland state fair this summer go on sale saturday at 10:00 a.m. >> everybody is excited about him. i mean, every time this comes up in the floor station, the crew
floor dances and steve is dancing. >> we're going to let you get your hands on the tickets before the rest of charm city and you are going to do it on us. we're giving away tickets to justin bieber's concert all morning long. stay tuned for the chance to win. the maryland state fair starts on august 27th and goes until september 6th and it's brought to you in part by fox 45. steve is sitting over there. one of those times we will get him dancing to that and then we will see who is laughing. >> people think i'm making it up. >> this is what is happening [ laughter ] >> still ahead, i'm usually pretty good at a little back and forth on the anchor desk. what about on the pink pong table? oh, patrice, why do you give away all the points? >> i guess that answers the question. >> we will find out if patrice is up to the challenge of playing table tennis. >> reporter: i'm emily grace live
big chawrchg of i chunk chunk oe we were eating some of it. >> tell me what you have srves r as the desserts are concerned. >> all of our desserts are made by the mothers and grandmothers in the community. these are greek wedding cookies. baklava. they're wondering. we can't wait until you come down and try some of them. >> we have a big act tonight. >> constantine is here this evening to do a concert. >> wonderful! 8:00 tonight. you can find all of the info at our website. the greek festival is going on here through sunday at he st. nicholas church. go to foxbaltimore.com/morning to fine out the times and the info and about the food that you can experience as you come out here today. today is gorgeous weather.
it's warmed up nicely. the fog has fisted. a perfect day to come out and enjoy the festival. steve, looking gorgeous here how is it looking on the map. >> reporter: it's looking sweet emily. it's looking good indeed. we're looking at dry conditions after the showers that moved through yesterday and looking forward to a lot of sunshine through the day today. down to the south and east we saw light activity in terms of showers but that has moved and now the southeast part of the eastern shore. 75 degrees the temperature right now. seeing plenty of sunshine. temperature wise we're already at degrees and guess, what, yesterday a high temperature of 71. so we have easily passed that. we will continue to see the temperatures climb now that the frontal boundary that brought us rain from yesterday has moved off to the east and high pressure builds in. the high pressure is going to be with us today and tomorrow. it means a couple of nice day as we get more warm air and more humid air coming in as well. that humid air is going to allow for a chance of thunderstorms as we get a few disturbances
rolling through by this weekend. it's hard to time those out, but know that the afternoon or evening most likely for saturday and sand for a couple of thunderstorms here and there. 85 degrees and mostcall mostly r skies. the humidity will lower and will feel very nice as well. back to the west look for a high temperature of 83 degrees with mostly clear skies, also with a 10-15-mile-an-hour wind. tonight, 60 degrees mainly clear with a northwest wind at 5-15 miles per hour. 87 degrees today for the high. 83 tomorrow, both with mostly clear skies and then the humidity does return, though for the weekend. 87 for the high, so does the heat on saturday with the afternoon thunderstorms. 88 with a chance of an afternoon thunderstorm. and mostly clear for tuesday and wednesday. if you happen to be headed to the beach this weekend. 77 degrees tomorrow with mostly clear skies. then the outside chance of a thunderstorm for saturday and sunday. 83 for saturday and 85 for your sunday. fox 45 sky watch weather is
available at your finger tips. iradar is available at foxbaltimore.com. you can use fox 45 powerful doppler radar to track incoming storms. the interactive tools will let you know when rain or thunderstorms will be over your house. go to foxbaltimore.com and click on iradar. now for a look at what is happening on the roadways. candace dold is here with the traffic edge. >> reporter: thank you, steve. it's been a busy morning rush hour out there and we continue to check in on those speeds for you. 551 miles per hour traveling on the beltway through catonsville and 45 at security boulevard. as for 95, it's 17 miles per hour. let's check it out moving through whitemarsh and you can see why. take a look at lengthy back up on the southbound lanes from whitemarsh boulevard all the way down toward the beltway. once you hop on the beltway, not much improvement there. checking it out on the harford on the outer loop lanes, it's been a cramped ride this morning and that continues to be case all the way down toward the 83.
speaking of 83, there's no problem to report. it's just a good crowd from the southbound lanes from 695 eafn 5 eventually down toward the northern parkway. there's an accident in baltimore. it's on glen oak avenue right at rogers avenue. that's a look at the morning travels. patrice, and megan, back over to you. still ahead, get away without going broke. this week's fox 45 great get away and your chance to win an 1100 vacation. oh, patrice, why do you give away all the points? >> hey, hey! it is a lot harder than it l [ dennis ] when we first got fios,
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your knees. >> that's very good. try again. good, perfect. >> i was getting the hang of it but boy, i could see why i hadn't been winning at christmas. next came the serve. >> when you serve the ball, you have to hold it at the palm of your hand like this. >> okay. >> you have to throw it at least six inches and see the ball dropping. >> it sounded easy enough but it was a little tricky. >> good. >> perfect. >> if i was going to get better at this, it was going to take practice and lots of it. >> good, good. >> how is she doing so far? >> doing very well, very well. i'm very impressed. she is going to beat all of her family at christmas. >> to do that, i was going to need a special move, the smash, my brother and father do to me all the time. >> you do the same as before, but a little harder.
almost. >> got to come up here. okay. >> what about this -- >> okay. i don't know if my match was going to intimidate anybody, but it's all i had. yvonne brought in another pro to take me on. >> to beat practice tris, -- pa, probably because of experience. >> he will never beat me. you're going down, phil, going down. the only thing that went down was my point total. >> oh, picky, picky. >> zero serving, 3. yeah. >> oh, patrice, why do you give away all the points? >> needless to a say. phil beat me. i was nervous with my grade but they were generous. >> what kind of great did you
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welcome back to fox 45 morning news. 8:30 is the time. i'm patrice harris. good morning, i'm meg begann gill lan. gilliland. let's check in with meteorologist steve fertig. take a look at sky hd radar clear skies and even the fog gone. looking at high pressure sitting over us looking at sunshine sitting over us. generally in the low 70s throughout the area.
getting to 87 for the high. it should be warm and a little breezy. a welcome heat coming your way. we will take a look at how long the heat sticks around for a little bit. right now candace dold has the traffic edge. candace. >> reporter: thank you, steve. we do have a new accident to warn you about on the southbound lanes of 895. it's right approaching lombard street. now as a result of that, we're left with delays, the southbound lanes from 95 down toward the harbor tunnel. a very slow go, 13 minutes 30 miles per hour so you definitely want to use 95 this morning. as for the beltway, i heavy ride from 95 up toward 83, 38 minutes at 16 miles per hour, and 35 minutes with an 8-minute drive from 795 toward 95. that's a look at your morning travels, patrice and megan, over to you. here are the stories we're following this morning. a hearing for the former university of virginia wil lacre claire accused of murdering his
girlfriend has been delayed. george huguely was supposed to be in court today but according to his lawyer, that preliminary hearing has been pushed back to octoberment there's no woroctob. there's no word on why the change was made. the 22-year-old from cockeysville was found dead in her apartment in may. >> reporter: i'm joel d smith in frederick where this company that deals with prosthetics is collecting all of these old limbs and sending them to haiti a place that can use them. during the time after the earthquake, it was estimated that up to 70 people a day were having limbs amputated. you can tell how obviously they can use this stuff. when this costs so much, 3 to $10,000 a piece, it's a great way for them to help people. one more thing, you're not even allowed to give to other people in the united states anyway. instead of breaking the law, they're helping people
elsewhere. parking meter has doubled in baltimore. it's all a part of the city's plan to generate more revenue. the increased fees are expected to bring in roughly $3 million a year. the new rate will go into effect this summer. his movie was a big hit for those who attended the maryland film festival last month. now it's back for everyone to see. mother and child feature big names like annette benning and naomi watch. the director and writer rodrigo garcia joins this morning. welcome baltimore. you were here last month. >> it's a movie that is done independently. sony classics is distributing it and it tells a story of karen, a woman played by a annette
benning who got pregnant at 14. and the story starts when she is 49 or so. it looks at how she has lived her life with this absence. she doesn't know what what happened to the baby. the baby is now 35 and it's elizabeth played by naomi watts. and it follows her story by a woman played by carey washington who is looking to adopt the baby. it follows the three of them and brings the three strands together. >> strong women, strong women theme and every article i have read about you, that is always mentioned that that is, you know, a theme of yours. is that by design? >> you know, i like writing, you know female characters. i enjoy it. i mean. i like women, i'm interested in women. >> are they a lot more interesting than men?
>> they are to me, because they take me somewhere. you know what i mean. it's exotic for me. a lost film makers, you know like to write about foreign lands and big adventures, and killing lions, and building of bridges and blowing up bridges. for me, it's trying to imagine of the lives of women is fascinating. >> the film has already opened in l.a. and other parts of the country. now it's about to premier 92 hee in baltimore. have you heard the reviews about it so far, or do you try not to to listen to that stuff and go with your own gut and how you feel about it? >> i try not obsess with reviews. i pick at them a little bit but i block out that e-mail that sends you that daily update of how it's doing. obviously the good ones are picked out by friends and sent to my private e-mail. i probably get a more favorable
look. overall it has had a good reception and you know, i'm definitely pleased with it, certainly with the work of the actors. i think it's terrific. >> we wish you best. i will give you this review, the people who saw it at the film festival last month and wrote about it ought ou at our faceboe loved it. >> thank you. >> for more information about the film, you can log on to
far as the current conditions at the inner harbor. mostly sunny, west wind at 7 miles per hour and 70% relative humidity. the barometer holding steady. it's still a little moist and it's going to feel humid for this morning. the humidity will drop as we get more of a northwesterly flow in here. 75 degrees in north baltimore. the surrounding areas in the 70s. there was a 60 reading in delaware but otherwise warming up now that the front has pushed through. the high pressure brings in the sunshine. on the backside of that high, we're going to get much warmer temperatures coming in and more humidity, too. expect this weekend to be less comfortable with the heat and humidity and a chance of thunderstorms popping up during the afternoon hours for both days possible. it's a 30 to 40% chance as the next disturbance rolls through. for today, looking at a nice comfortable 86 degrees. i say comfortable because the humidity should be dropping later. mostly sunny skies with a west wind at 10-15.
that will help with a little bit of a breeze will make it more comfortable. 87 degrees for the high, not feeling too bad. the humidity will be much of a factor this weekend even with the warmer temperatures. back to the west, cooler, 83 degrees for the high, but very nice, mostly clear skies, a 10-15-mile-an-hour wind. tonight, 50 degrees, a northwest wind at 5-15 miles per hour. looking ahead over the next several days, tomorrow, too, 87 and 83 with mostly clear skies. the heat and humidity definitely comes on strong for the weekend. saturday and sunday, 87 on saturday and the thunderstorm chances, just a 30 to 40% chance. a lesser chance to feel a chance of a thunderstorm on monday with a high of 87. mostly sunny for thursday and friday. if you're headed to the beach this weekend, tomorrow partly cloudy to mostly clear, 77, cooler, and 83 and 85 for saturday and sunday, but both days a chance of a thunderstorm
popping up. here is candace dold with the traffic edge. >> reporter: thank you, steve. we're monitoring the numbers for you as far as the speeds are concerned. right now you're not going to like some of them. on the beltway we're at 32 miles per hour traveling through catonsville at 21 right near security boulevard. we're talking about 895 and it's all because of accident on the southbound lanes. it's approaching lombard street, only the right lane is getting by. let's check in 895 and show you what the area looks like. look at this, just a persistent delay there, straight stack of cars, unfortunately this is going to be the case up toward the accident scene. you will want to use 95 as the alternate route. now on 95, traveling through baltimore county, let's check it out, moving through whitemarsh and while we still have a cramped ride on the southbound lanes from whitemarsh boulevard all the way down toward the beltway. speaking of that beltway the outer loop lanes, we have our fair share of volume so let's check in on it now. now wrapping that this morning
commute. those lanes sluggish toward perring parkway. that's a look at the travels, patrice and megan, back over to you. thank you, candace. well, baltimore has bieber fever. ♪ ♪ baby baby ♪ it's all right ♪ >> tickets to see teen singing sensation justin bieber at the maryland fair this summer go on sale saturday at 10:00 a.m., though they're available through ticketmaster. >> you can get your hands on them before the rest of charm city on us. just be the 10th caller right now (410)481-4545. to win a pair of tickets to see justin bieber, live in concert on sunday, september 5th. if you don't win this time. no worries. we will be giving away tickets tomorrow morning, too so stay tuned for your chance to win. the maryland state fair starts august twefn 27th and gos
through september 5th. it's brought to you in part by fox 45. coming up next, hey, it's half hoff. off. where you can get a great meal for half the price. who is going to be dumb enough to touch the oil. >> we can't help that we're so serious. we poke a little fun at our fellow members of the media as
>> we're doing blackened salmon, with grilled summer vegetables. if you don't like blackened seasoning, you can do a grilled itestimony oitem on the grill o. >> i do like blackened salmon and what is the secret to getting this just right. >> you want a really hot pan. this is best to use a cast iron skillet. and we're going to finish this in the oven. >> oh, is that the secret? >> yeah. >> put that right in. >> those look delicious. >> while we're speaking of summer, we got baltimore county restaurant week. this is the first ever. we're doing it this summer. >> i'm happy that it's moved into the county. >> i'm, too. i organize this and we have 15 of the best restaurants in the county. >> uh-huh. >> and they're spread throughout
the county. >> it's pretty much all throughout the county. >> okay. >> most of them happen to be in the northbound part of the county. i'm looking for other restaurants to join and come participate with us for the rest of the year and to include most of the county. >> okay. brian, for people who have never been to milton inn and may want to come out to the restaurant, tell me about the restaurant? >> circus 1740 restaurant and it's -- it has 6 dining rooms. >> nice. >> they're all appointed differently. >> it's like walking into your rich uncle's house. >> i don't have one of those. >> and having a really nice meal. we have fireplaces in the wintertime. we got our outside terrace in the summertime. it's a beautiful time right now to come and eat something underneath the tent and look at the beautiful seen airy scenerye
have free parking which they don't have downtown. >> not anymore. >> brian, it looks delicious. this plate is mine, in case anybody was wondering around here. this one is mine. >> get to our website www.milton inn.com. click on the specials and will you see all the restaurants that are available to us. >> that are participating. if you want to get a half off gift card. you need to go to hey it's half off.com right now. the gift cards are limited so you definitely don't want to wait. coming up next, it's a real pop singer. you can't beat it. pop as in soda, not
a tiny illinois town with just 300 residents has a new claim to fame, an old rusted soda machine. but residents in learner say their machine is no run of the mill soda dispenser. it's the fastest in the world. it has become such a sensation that it has its own facebook group with 1700 fans. >> it's no noisy traffic and not a lot of neighbors. there's a sound you're likely to hear going down the street. everything moves pretty slow in
lerna, everything but this. >> this rusted, faded machine is considered the world's fastest pop machine. >> we want to know if this the fastest pop machine, and according to what they say it is. >> little did he know his soda would public the same. but what is the secret to his speedy sodas. >> people want to know and want to know what i do to it to make so fast. >> there's no signs for this wonder of the world. driving through you might even miss it. that hasn't stopped hundreds of visitors to stopping by ivaon to get a pop. >> they will go get a pop and leave. >> just how fast is it? >> the myth, you can hit the
button and miss the soda. we will see if that works. >> yes. you can beat it. >> the soda is not just the fastest, some claim it's also the coldest. >> frozen slushy kind of pop, just not frozen hard, just where it's really good. you can't beat it. >> reporter: so far, no one has. newer machines have moved into town, but people still stop by ivan for an ice cold drink. >> it's cold and fast. you will need to come and try it. >> reporter: by the looks of it, its fame won't fizzle out anytime soon. >> very nice. it makes me happy that they call it pop. i'm the only one here who calls it that. you're not impressed, are you? >> no. i was impressed. >> steve and i have -- you're wondering. somebody has to be really
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when some feel first caught a glimpse of the sludge oil on the beaches they turned away. >> but those reporting about the spill can't seem to keep their hands-off of it. jeanne mose has more on the well oiled press. >> reporter: remember when beach goers used to stroll along collecting shells. now reporters are using shells to collect oil. oil like catnip to the press. >> thick, gooey orange. >> reporter: tr th from the te yesterday tar balls. >> who is going to be dumb enough to touch the oil? all right, news men. reporters, what are you doing? no, no [ laughter ] >> mr. president, don't do --
wait a minute. i'm not an oil clean up expert but i can tell you what i don't believe will get the job done, doritos. >> warning. >> the tar ball material you see on the beach is not to be touched by your hand. >> reporter: they put on masks they put on gloves. they put on waiters. sometimes the waiters. >> the motorcycle just spilled on my leg. >> reporter: can be more problematic than the oil especially when you have to fish your mic out of them. and don't break the ladder, but gross or not, oil from the bp spill of 2010 has become a keepsake. >> i brought you some souvenirs hoping that it -- oh, it smells. >> oh! oh! >> oh! >> reporter: one beach gore had her souvenir baggy commandeer by a reporter doing a live shot. >> that is what it looks like. the hardened stuff.
this is a mcdonald cup. >> reporter: talk about product placement. for the most of us, this how close we get to handling oil. but at the gulf coast, they're poking at it like it's a bad dessert. >> it's like what you would put on a cake or something. >> reporter: we doubt martha stewart would part with this? >> we kind of pooped on ourselves. humanity pooped on itself and we're swimming in this stuff. >> reporter: no wonder the ceo of bp warned a photographer not to step in it? >> get out of there. >> this is just disgusting. >> new york. they never saw oil before. >> you never saw somebody put the oil in the car filtering through their fingers. >> it does show the story a little bit more and it shows you exactly what it's like. >> it's like send the meteorologist out in the rain.
today there's no rain. it's going toab to be a dry on. temperatures are going to be climbing from 60s and 70s right into the mid-to upper 80s. in fact, we're looking at a nice stretch for today and tomorrow. look for the temperatures to climb to about 87 today, 86 tomorrow or rather 83 tomorrow. and 87 and 88 for the weekend with some thunderstorm chances. this story is for -- i hope -- >> you probably know that having kids can be expensive, but do you know how much raising a kid can cost you? >> a new study found that bringing up a child through the age of 18, can cost you nearly $476,000. and that for the parents on the higher income, and the middle-class is $276,000 and that does not cover college. >> my husband is already mad at me.